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by tofro
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Beyond Super Gold Card
Replies: 34
Views: 1298

Re: Beyond Super Gold Card

It escapes me why you would want a connected RasPi to do "anything like disk access" and you thus "need a faster way to move data." The Q68 has a fast enough disk (SD) interface. It also has a fast enough serial interface and a fast enough Ethernet port - Most applications availa...
by tofro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

I should add that I have never managed to finish ANY of the Magnetic Scrolls games :D But I still love playing them. Yes, the games are really, really hard to solve. Later games, like Fish! even have sequences where you have to solve a task within a limited amount of time - You need to solve some o...
by tofro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

Yes, that would be great. And any comments on 6x8 fonts? That's in the making. Selectable font size will come in a version that supports more platforms. Just don't hold your breath for it, I'll be travelling the next few weeks. Let's see what I can achieve while on the move. A separate picture wind...
by tofro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

Hi Tobias, Is it possible to have the text and graphics in separate windows? Hi Derek, yes, in principle that's possible (I even had a version that did that) - see my posting a few days ago. The problem is that not every location in the games has an attached picture (in fact, most don't). A separat...
by tofro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General QL Chat
Topic: Beyond Super Gold Card
Replies: 34
Views: 1298

Re: Beyond Super Gold Card

Note the Q68 supports I2c comms. Which is definitely a "Raspberry Pi compatible header"

Connect your Raspi to that as an I2C slave, and you can do everything you mention. I don't see the need to change the hardware in any way to do what you propose.

Tobias
by tofro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Off-Topic Section
Topic: QL vs BBC vs Amstrad 464
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: QL vs BBC vs Amstrad 464

From a pure hardware spec perspective, the QL should have been marginally faster than the Beeb or the Amstrad. Early QL Basic, however, has always been known to be bug-ridden and slow. This improved over time - Probably the QL would win today. S*Basic on SMSQ/e, on the same hardware, is way faster t...
by tofro
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: P.I. Cole - noir detective game
Replies: 23
Views: 1183

Re: P.I. Cole - noir detective game

If DIY "w" doesn't help, send me a PM. Provided I have a bit of time, I could write a simple SB extension that does what you need - I would assume you're not loading complete screen files. Tobias I made some tests using DIY volume W - windows_code and it works like a charm ! The screens w...
by tofro
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

Hi, I downloaded all tge Magnetic Scrolls games and wrote little SBASIC loader programme using QMENU LIST_SELECT to select the required game. The loader programme is an adaption from my Infocomm game loader. All works very nicely, UB sound integration would be nice. Great, Derek - That was what I h...
by tofro
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

Here's the game zip file and its README (Please read before downloading): Magnetic Scrolls Adventures on the Q68 -------------------------------------- Disclaimer: This software package does not contain any IPR from third parties. To use it properly, you will, however, need to download the original ...
by tofro
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Software & Programming
Topic: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: The Pawn is back. And it's not alone!

That would work.

The intro music is about 60s long. With the Q68's sampling rate of 20kHz * 2 bytes (stereo), that's only about 2MB......

I recommend you play the video on your laptop while playing the game on the Q68 ;)